Being trapped without the ability of free words of speech, sex and the expression of individuality kills him. This leads Winston to buy a diary to bury all of his illegal thoughts down on paper. A man from the inner party, O’Brien unites with Winston to abolish the Party and its leader Big Brother. Winston meets a dark-haired girl from work who at first thought was going to report Winston for his thought-crime but instead ends up having an illegal affair with Winston and falls deep in love. “theyll shoot me i dont care theyll shoot me in the back of the neck i dont care down with big brother they always shoot you in the back of the neck i dont care down with big brother--” (Orwell 19).
However, where there is deception there is always an opposition to the deception namely the Brotherhood. Goldstein was the leader of the Brotherhood and undermined Big Brother’s dogma. In the employment of the Ministry of Truth was Winston Smith, who after several years of servitude was a disgruntled employee because of the constant altering of documents for the Party’s benefit. Winston sought to commit revenge on his employer and Big Brother by maintaining an illegal journal where he writes to the future by warning them of the dangers that lurk in his society. To express his anger Winston scribbled “DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER” repeatedly on several of the pages.
Throughout the book he tries to overcome the government, but in his heart, he knows he has no hope of thriving because “…was already dead” for committing ThoughtCrime and involving himself in acts worthy of death (Orwell 36). All of his character traits combined lead him to his ultimate death. His attraction to beauty makes him keep hold of objects and things considered suspicious, his rebelliousness causes him break nearly all of society’s rules, and his curiosity steers him toward people and places that eventually causes the Winston torture he endures in Ministry of Love. Winston could have had some false hope of a better world where he could get away from all of the harsh rules and regulations of the Party, but in reality, his personality traits dragged him through a life already pre-written and stamped with an early
He thinks that even this simple act of attempting to keep track of time and history could get him vaporized. This scene portrays the strong grip the government has on its patrons. A person either obeys them, or is killed, or put into a forced labor camp. After Winston starts an illegal affair with a younger woman he gets careless and "the party" finds out that he has committed what they call "thought crimes". A thought crime is the intent to do something illegal but not actually doing it.
At first Winston believes Julia will turn him in for committing Thought Crime. Then Julia passes Winston a note and they meet each other. The Party also does not allow association that is not goverernd. This is the start of an affair between the two, because they are not married and free love is not allowed. Winston is rebelling fully by his association with Julia.
Winston’s problems arise as he realizes he is not like most people around him, he does not like the society he is living in and wants to take down Big Brother. Winston soon meets a girl named Julia who dislikes Big Brother as well, and soon they begin to commit a wide variety of crimes together. They begin a forbidden love affair, but worry constantly about being caught. As Winston’s love for Julia grows, so does his hatred for Big Brother. Winston soon receives word that a man named O’Brien wants to see him, which excites him because Winston believes that O’Brien is a member of a secret party called The Brotherhood.
In Oceania, if a member of the party commits a thought crime at any level, they get arrested, taken by “the party,” tortured, and eventually killed after they brainwash them to love big brother. Not only will the person die, but he is vaporised like he never existed. The main character in the book, Winston, had a first hand experience with the horrors of thought crime. After living a rebellious few months with his friend, Julia, he got caught in the act and went through the whole process. The party tortures the criminals and forces confessions to every crime that the convicted either did or did not commit.
Winston Smith one of the main characters in the novel, is going through such experiences of strict surveillance and repression in the novel. Smith, a 39 year old member of the society, working at the ministry of truth, is completely against Big Brother. Smith believes in the existence of a secret brotherhood who is plotting the takedown of Big Brother and he wants to join. However the party makes it almost impossible for society to revolt. Smith, manages to revolt significantly against the party by committing a variety of crimes.
O’Brian is an extremely famous party member who Winston suspects is really a traitor member of the underground “The Brotherhood” led by the ex-Party member Goldstein. The other is a young girl, Julia, who he hates for her commitment to an Anti-sex league, and suspects of spying on him. And so, depressed, lonely, and ever conscious of the Party’s Minitruth slogan, “Who controls the past, controls the future: who controls the present controls the past,” he begins to search for the truth of the past, the rise to power of the current system, and, overall, the truth of his existence. The plot develops as he finds Julia is actually in love with him, and O’Brian seems to be making overtures to Winston on the subject of The Brotherhood.
Oceania is run by a leader that is referred to as Big Brother. Winston is struggling with the fact that he doesn’t even have control of his own life, it’s controlled by the Party and Big Brother. When Winston becomes frustrated by the Party and Big Brother he illegally buys a diary in which to write criminal things like, “Down with Big Brother.” The Thought Police can basically read your mind, so even thinking anything rebellious or illegal will get you in trouble with them. Winston knows that he will soon get caught by the Thought Police for committing a thoughtcrime. He convinces himself that he will be caught no matter what he does, so he continues to rebel.